Olmsted County Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
What is GIS?
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) transforms multi-disciplinary data into maps (projected onto the earths surface) for the purpose of precise and accurate information, visual reference, analysis, and problem solving.
Olmsted County GIS provides the following highly technical, creative products and services:
- Develops and maintains spatial data for county staff, the public, school districts, and local, state, and federal agencies.
- Explore the Olmsted County Public Web Map to view Olmsted County spatial data.
- Supplies up to date, accurate, and open-source GIS data, captivating and functional static maps, and dynamic and robust interactive web maps.
- Visit Olmsted County GIS Services to shop in the data catalog for data, maps, and web maps.
- Coordinates with county departments and outside agencies in creating functional databases, developing static or interactive mapping, and overall GIS project integration.
- Ensures all spatial data is up to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard and is secure.
To learn more about Olmsted County GIS, explore the The History of GIS in Olmsted County (Story Map).
GIS provides several products and services. Most products are available for direct purchase or available for download at no cost in the GIS Services Shopping Cart. For custom maps and other kinds of data or services contact GIS.
GIS Services Shopping Cart
- Zoning Maps, Election Maps, Address Maps, Street Maps, Aerial Site Maps, Electronic Township Map Books, School Attendance Boundary Maps, Land Use Plan Map
- Address Points, Address Street Centerlines, City Limit Boundary, Olmsted County Land Use Plans, City of Rochester Land Use Plans, Parcels Boundaries, Rivers/Streams, Townships/Sections, Olmsted County Zoning, City of Rochester Zoning, Electronic Map Books
GIS Web Mapping
- GIS Public Map Access, GIS Subscriber Map Access, Property Information Access
Current addresses or tax parcel owner addresses within specified area
- Price: $45 per mailing list
- Note: GIS does not maintain active postal or tenant information, mailings may be returned at cost to the mailer if the address is not occupied or does not receive postal services.
- Alternative options: USPS Every Door Direct
Map Printing Services
Electronic Maps and Data (sent by email)
The following options are available or included in a purchase at no additional cost.
- Excel or CSV files of GIS data
- Shapefile or File geodatabase of GIS Data
- PDF Map
- Image Map (PNG/JPEG)
Interactive GIS Online Products (Maps and Apps)
The button above opens a gallery of the following maps and apps for public use:
Olmsted County Public Web Map
- Displays all GIS Data in “layers” that can be turned on and off
- Contains historical and recent aerial imagery
Olmsted County Subscriber Map
- Available for a daily, monthly, or yearly fee, purchased within GIS Services
- Contains a data extract tool which allows subscribers to download a list of current property owners and addresses
Olmsted County Maps and Directions
- Find Olmsted County buildings and parks
Olmsted County Road Closures
- Find road closures and detour routes
Olmsted County Commissioner Districts Map
- Find boundaries of commissioner districts and precincts
Olmsted County Election District Look Up Tool
- Discover your commissioner, polling place, precinct, school district, legislative, congressional boundaries based on your address
Olmsted County GIS Enterprise Resources
- Understand GIS on a deeper level
Olmsted County GIS ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Open Data
- Access Olmsted County data that is hosted in AGOL
GIS Applications and Fees
Applications that have a GIS component are to be submitted to Olmsted County GIS. The following applications available are as follows:
- Plat applications
- Preliminary, re-subdivision, and final
- Metes & Bounds applications
- Final plat, individual request, change of address
- Roadway Name Change application
To access application forms and fee information, please visit GIS & E911 Addressing Applications and Fees.
History around Resolution No. 09-28:
In 1994, the GIS Division of Olmsted County completed the E911 Addressing Project. This consisted of assigning E911 addresses to all structures within Olmsted County and installing roadway name signs for the E911 Emergency System. On March 15, 1994, the Olmsted County Board passed Resolution No. 94-53, which supported continuing the effort to promote and maintain procedures for E911 Addressing. In response to this resolution, the GIS Division developed a GIS to create and maintain parcel, E911 address, and roadway information for the entire county; this data is frequently updated. To recover a portion of the costs for maintaining the E911 Addressing and the GIS, the County of Olmsted established by ordinance the fees pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 373.41 et seq., after holding a public hearing on April 28, 2009.
Call us at 507-328-7100
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at 2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 100, Rochester, MN 55904
508 Compliance & Accessibility
Olmsted County GIS is primarily responsible for the production of maps and data related to maps. With the deployment of Esri's ArcGIS Online and the Small Government Enterprise License Agreement, Olmsted County GIS now curates many applications and interactive maps. Esri, a private company that serves government clients, works very hard to produce technology that meets 508C standards, according to federal law. There are expected limitations when it comes to creating accessible maps, and alternative text is often not enough to provide detail for interpretation of the intended use.
If accommodation or assistance is needed to utilize any services or technology produced by Olmsted County Geographic Information Systems, please contact GIS.